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United States: National Philanthropy Day
(Observed annually on November 15 since 1986)
National Philanthropy Day Official Website
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1864 City of Atlanta Is Burned on Sherman's Orders As the March to the Sea Begins Georgia William Tecumseh Sherman Fall of Atlanta History Channel
1876 The First Stock Ticker Is Unveiled Markets & Investments Historic Firsts EconEdLink
1887 Carl Gassner, Jr. Receives U.S. Patent for a Dry Cell Battery. Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks History of Technology USPAT
1898 Lyda A. Newman of New York City Receives a Patent for a Hairbrush New York City Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks American Female Scientists & Inventors African-American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1904 Wisconsin-born Boston Inventor King C. Gillette Is Granted Patent #775,134 for a Safety Razor Wisconsin Scientists and Mathematicians Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Gillette Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities USPTO
1907 In Alaska, the Business Section of Cleary Near Fairbanks Is Destroyed by Fire Fairbanks, Alsaka Fire Alaska Historical Society
1960 1960 Census Indicates a 78.7% Increase Florida's Population Since 1950 Florida Demographics Florida Historical Society
1964 Fire Destroys the Clay Products Plant in Cameron, West Virginia West Virginia Fire Safety Business West Virginia Archives
1969 The First Wendy's Restaurant Opens in Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Foods and Nutrition Historic Firsts Wendy's
1977 Ford Produces Its 100,000,000th U.S.-made Vehicle Automobiles Ford Motor Company History Channel
1980 NASA Launches Satellite Business Systems 1 Communications Satellite for Business/Government U.S. Government Business Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1984 Supersonic Concorde Makes Its First Trip to Seattle, Washington Washington Aviation History Historic Firsts HistoryLink

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